An all-star cast that includes Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray and Mitzi Gaynor sparks this tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly (Merman) and Terry (Dailey) Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy, sometimes tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers, this upbeat, utterly delightful tale of life on the stage proves, beyond and doubt, that There's No Business Like Show Business!

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There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Musical/Romance/Drama/Comedy · 1h 57m

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An all-star cast that includes Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray and Mitzi Gaynor sparks this tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly (Merman) and Terry (Dailey) Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy, sometimes tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers, this upbeat, utterly delightful tale of life on the stage proves, beyond and doubt, that There's No Business Like Show Business!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Budget

$4,340,000

Revenue

$5,103,555
Part Of
Cast
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Ethel Merman

Molly Donahue
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Donald O'Connor

Tim Donahue
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Marilyn Monroe

Vicky Parker
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Dan Dailey

Terence Donahue
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Johnnie Ray

Steve Donahue
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Mitzi Gaynor

Katy Donahue
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Richard Eastham

Lew Harris
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Hugh O'Brian

Charles Gibbs
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Frank McHugh

Eddie Dugan, Vicky's Agent
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Rhys Williams

Father Dineen
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Lee Patrick

Marge
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Eve Miller

Helen - Hatcheck Girl
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Robin Raymond

Lillian Sawyer
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Dorothy Abbott

Show Girl (uncredited)
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Dorothy Adams

Nurse (uncredited)
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Robert Adler

Night Watchman (uncredited)
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Aladdin

Violinist in Orchestra (uncredited)
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Fred Aldrich

Private Detective (uncredited)
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Charlotte Austin

Lorna (uncredited)
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Jimmy Baird

Steve - Age 6 (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Tex Brodus

Dancer (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Party Guest (uncredited)
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George Chakiris

Dancer (uncredited)
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Chick Chandler

Harry (uncredited)
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Billy Chapin

Steve - Age 10 (uncredited)
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Jack Chefe

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Beulah Christian

Woman in Church (uncredited)
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Les Clark

Member of Greenwich Village Trio (uncredited)
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Carmen Clifford

Minor Role (uncredited)
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James Conaty

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Paul Cristo

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Drusilla Davis

Dancer (uncredited)
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John Doucette

Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Elaine DuPont

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Isabelle Dwan

Sophie Tucker (uncredited)
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Ward Ellis

Member of Greenwich Village Trio (uncredited)
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Ernie Flatt

Member of Greenwich Village Trio (uncredited)
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Dominic Frontiere

Musician (uncredited)
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Donald Gamble

Tim - Age 6 (uncredited)
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Kenneth Gibson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mimi Gibson

Katy Donahue - Age 4 (uncredited)
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Paul Glass

Trombonist (uncredited)
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James Gonzalez

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Gavin Gordon

Geoffrey (uncredited)
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Alex Goudovitch

Dancer (uncredited)
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Stanley Hall

Dancer with Vicky (uncredited)
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Stuart Hall

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Chuck Hamilton

Policeman (uncredited)
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Jimmie Horan

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

Man talking to Sophie Tucker (uncredited)
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Doris Kemper

Lottie - Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Priest on Altar (uncredited)
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Donald Kerr

Bobby Clark (uncredited)
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Linda Lowell

Katy - Age 8 (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Booking Agent (uncredited)
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Jimmie Maddin

Bandleader (uncredited)
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Alan Marston

Radio Station Clerk (uncredited)
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Thomas Martin

Waiter at Gallagher's Roof (uncredited)
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Matt Mattox

Featured Dancer (uncredited)
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George Melford

Kelly - Stage Doorman (uncredited)
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Buzz Miller

Dancer (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Alvy Moore

Katy's Date (uncredited)
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Duke Morgan

Musician (uncredited)
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Barry Norton

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Ron Nyman

Sailor with Tattoos (uncredited)
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Eddie Oliver

Band Leader (uncredited)
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Howard Parker

Dancer (uncredited)
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Jack Perrin

Private Detective (uncredited)
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Murray Pollack

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Man in Church (uncredited)
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Louis Quinn

Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
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Fred Rapport

Headwaiter at Gallagher's Roof (uncredited)
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Leoda Richards

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Henry Slate

Dance Director (uncredited)
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Sandra Spence

Girl at Railroad Station (uncredited)
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Mary Stewart

Fun House Witch (uncredited)
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Hal Taggart

Booking Agent (uncredited)
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Lyle Talbot

Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Charles Tannen

EmCee / Orchestra Leader (voice) (uncredited)
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Rodger Terry

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Tommy Walker

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Walter Winchell

Himself (voice) (uncredited)
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John Potter

Steve - Age 2 (uncredited)
Crew
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Walter Lang

Director
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Phoebe Ephron

Writer
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Henry Ephron

Writer
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Lamar Trotti

Writer
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Sol C. Siegel

Producer
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Earle Hagen

Music
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Bernard Mayers

Music
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Alfred Newman

Music
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Lionel Newman

Music
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Hal Schaefer

Music
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Herbert W. Spencer

Music
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Leon Shamroy

Cinematograpy
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Robert L. Simpson

Editor
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John DeCuir

Art
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Lyle R. Wheeler

Art
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Murray Spivack

Sound
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E. Clayton Ward

Sound
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Robert O'Brien

Sound
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/31/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(Blu-ray, Slip Case)

7/31/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

There’s No Business Like Show Business

(DVD)

5/29/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(DVD)

7/31/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

There’s No Business Like Show Business

(DVD)

5/14/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(DVD)

5/29/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/28/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

There's No Business Like Show Business

(Blu-ray)

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